Basketball Madness 2012 Winners

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  • Alex Wisnieski and Neiman’s Family Market, our Grand Prize winners! Alex won $200 when the Kentucky Wildcats won the 2012 NCAA basketball championship!
    Congratulations, Alex Wisniewski, for winning first place in the Basketball Madness contest!

  • Debra Nitchman and Kolasa Kustoms, who were paired with the Kansas Jayhaws, came in second place. Debra won $100!
    Debra Nitchman, our second-place finisher!

64 teams, 64 businesses, 64 listeners, two lucky winners!

Win BIG with True North Radio Network’s “Basketball Madness” contest! We’re bouncing with excitement to award COLD HARD CASH to two lucky winners. The grand prize is $200, while the runner-up will walk away $100.

Sign up for The Bay Texting Club by clicking here and text the word basketball to 49330 be qualified to be one of the 64 players to have a shot at winning some moolah! If you’re not ready to sign up for The Bay Texting Club, you can still register by texting 1077THEBAY (space) BASKETBALL to 49330. We’ll choose our contestants from the qualifiers and those 64 people will be paired with a local business and NCAA basketball team playing in the NCAA basketball tournament. If your team wins it all, so do you!

Our 64 Basketball Madness Sponsors are:

Neiman’s Family Market
Skiba Insurance
Ton ‘o Suds Laudromat
Plowman’s Collision
Kris Mart of Lincoln
Jack’s Garage
J & S Auto Repair
Don’s Tractor and Equipment Sales
D’s Honda Sales and Service
Oscoda Power Sports
S & A Extreme Exchange
Northland Area Federal Credit Union
Profiles Plus Salon
McDonald’s Auto Supply
Emery Enterprise
KFC of Alpena
Joel’s Guitar Shop
Garant’s Office Supply
McDonald Brothers Collision
Real Estate One of Alpena
Ball Tire
Besser Credit Union
Shalla’s Sunoco Service Station
Sunrise Gardens and Grains
Rygwelski’s IGA
Dean Arbour Ford Lincoln
Al’s Pools and Spas
McWilliams Funeral Home
The Cellular Connection
Black Sheep Pub
Abend Brothers Collision
Richardson Auto Service
K-otic Games
Weinkauf Plumbing and Heating
Bernard Abbott Septic Cleaning
Dr. William Keskimaki DDS
Bolenz Jewelry
Alpena Flea Market
Ginop Sales
Alpena Buick GMC
Lighthouse Restaurant
Rogers City Ace Hardware
Swedes Engraving
A-1 Woods and Water Sports Shop
Community Financial Credit Union
EJ Paul Agency
Allband Multi Media
Duane Cordes Agency
Perch’s IGA
Team Elmers
Fochtman’s Carquest of Hillman
Thunder Bay Resort
Northeastern Michigan Cartridge Supply inside The Drug Store
Sports Unlimited
Larry’s Parts Haus
EZ Way Store
K & T Party Store
Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union
Pro Build of Alpena
Manzana’s Restaurant of Onaway
Lafarge-Alpena Plant
Inspire Studio and Day Spa
Kolasa Kustoms, Inc.
B & B Collectibles


Names will be drawn at random and assigned to teams and businesses randomly. There can be only one registration per person. TNRN reserves the right to remove duplicate registrations. Employees (and their immediate family) of TNRN cannot participate in the contest.